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Understanding laughter

Charles R. Gruner

Understanding laughter

the workings of wit & humor

by Charles R. Gruner

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Published by Nelson-Hall in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Laughter.,
  • Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles R. Gruner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF575.L3 G79
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 265 p. ;
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4728787M
    ISBN 100882291866
    LC Control Number78016759

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